Steven M. Sipple
Steven, a lifelong Nebraskan, newspaper enthusiast and UNL grad, joined the Journal Star in 1990 and has covered NU football since 1995.
The Nebraska baseball team's schedule in the coming month includes games against four teams in the D1Baseball Preseason Top 25: No. 3 Texas Tech, No. 8 Oregon State, No. 14 Mississippi State and No. 15 Baylor. The Beavers won the national championship in 2018. Somebody grab an oxygen tank, especially for the Husker rookies.
With :01.1 showing, Minnesota's Amir Coffey was whistled for a foul on James Palmer. It was a debatable call. "That's a hard one to have go against you," BTN analyst Shon Morris said on the television broadcast. Palmer calmly sank two free throws to give his team a 62-61 triumph.
Nebraska football coach Scott Frost isn't exactly tempering offseason optimism about his team.
Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos' job could get tricky in coming weeks, particularly if he's in a position where he feels he has to sell the Husker men's basketball program to potential replacements for Tim Miles. That would be challenging because it isn't a top-50 job.
Former Nebraska linebacker Josh Banderas thinks the Alliance of American Football can succeed in the long run. That said, he hopes he's a one-and-done AAF player. He hungers to play in the NFL.
OK, so the result was eminently predictable: Purdue 81, Nebraska 62. But the reeling Huskers actually played well for much of Saturday night's…
Most baseball fans are aware of Bob Gibson's prowess in the major leagues, especially his 1968 season with the St. Louis Cardinals when he went 22-9 with 13 shutouts and the lowest ERA (1.12) since 1914. But many folks don't know Gibson played semi-pro baseball during the mid-1950s in Crofton (population 725) in northeast Nebraska.
Ryan Held seems to enjoy everything about recruiting, and he's obviously pretty good at it. The second-year Nebraska running backs coach on Friday was honored by Rivals.com as one of the nation's top 25 recruiters for the class of 2019. He also made the top 25 in 2018.
"He gives us an older back -- a strong, physical back," Husker running backs coach Ryan Held said. "I watched him in person at the (junior college) national championship game. They have 10 guys in the box, and he just ran very, very hard. You can see he has the ability to go all the way, and he can get us that tough yard that you need in this league. We have to get better at the third-and-short and fourth-and-short stuff." Amen to that, right?